Ruth Frick Yund, 87

October 29, 2014

Ruth Frick Yund, 87, of Columbia, died October 29 at Luther Acres in Lititz. Born in Laureldale, PA on December 5, 1926 she was the daughter of the late Irvin and Kathryn L. (Lorah) Frick. After graduating from West Reading High School in 1944, she earned her RN at the Reading Hospital School of Nursing. She married the late Lowell Conrad Yund, MD in 1948, and the couple then spent 3 years in Liberia, West Africa engaged in medical missionary work for the Lutheran Church. They then lived in West Reading for 8 years, Wyomissing for 20 years and Chestertown, MD for 27 years. For the last 7 years, Ruth lived at St. John’s Herr Estate in Columbia. She had been active in Bethany Lutheran Church in West Reading, and later Trinity Lutheran Church in Chestertown, MD. She enjoyed boating, flying, fishing, bridge, knitting, gardening and cats. She is survived by two children, Jeff Yund and wife Martha of Arlington, VA and Lynda Yund Young of Columbia; granddaughter Heather K. Draper and great-granddaughter Makenzie Ruth Draper of Red Lion; niece Margaret Ann Capozello of Blandon, PA; and nephew Fred Capozello of San Diego, CA. Her sister Patricia Capozello died in 2009.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (23 S. 6th St, Columbia, PA) at 10:30AM on November 4. Burial will be at Laureldale Cemetery (Reading, PA) at 12:30PM on November 5, after which there will be a reception at the Third and Spruce Cafe (West Reading), where Ruth and Lowell enjoyed some of their free time in the late 1940’s. Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to Caring Fund, Luthercare, 600 E Main St, Lititz, PA 17543.

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Condolences to the Family

November 02, 2014

Dear Friends,
We are indeed sorry to learn of your loss. Ruth was a Life Member of the Alumni Association of The REading Hospital School of Nursing since 1977.
A donation has been made to the nurses scholarship fund to honor her memory.
Our thoughts are with you.
Truly yours,
Kaaren Boyeer Orquiza, Treasures

November 02, 2014

Dear Jeff and Lynda,
I was so saddened to read in today’s Reading Eagle of your mother’s passing. She was such a wonderful woman! I remember from the time I was an intern on Orthopaedics the delightful afternoons or evenings that I spent at your house, and the gracious warmth and hospitality she showered on me. Irene and I have such happy, happy memories of her! The best one, by far, was in January 1974. We’d gotten married in May, 1973 and had moved back to Reading in September, and I’d started with ROA October 1. We had your parents and Jobie and Bev over for dinner in our apartment at Country Culb apartments, and had had a great evening. About a week later, Jeff had come by. He came in, looked at our modern chrome and glass furniture, and exclaimed, “It’s not cold and stark like Mom said! OOPS!!” We laughed ourselves silly, because we knew how she loved early American and thought we were crazy.
I called her after your dad died, and we must have spoken for at least an hour. We reminisced about all the great years we shared. May her merit be a shield for your familiesa, and may her legacy bring your families tremendous blessings.
Please know that we will keep her memory in hour hearts, and please accept our sincere sympathy.
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Tuesday, November 04, 2014
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Columbia, PA
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